Thursday, February 16, 2017

Just Enough Consequence

I ended yesterday’s post, “The Problem and the Solution,” with the statement, “It’s not personal... It’s professional.”

Here’s what that means to the administrator who is dealing with a teacher’s student discipline issue. As the administrator, I want to deliver just enough consequence to achieve the desired outcome.  And there is the rub.  The angry teacher wants the desired outcome to be something between a serious maiming and death.  I get that, I’ve too have been angry at a student.

The non-angry administrator wants the student to return to the classroom as a ready to learn, compliant participant, as soon as possible.  Which means that the administrator will use a variety of consequences, from mild to extreme, that are designed to return the student, learning ready, sooner rather than later.  Translation: Teacher, sometimes all you are going to get is a student apology.

Think. Work. Achieve.
Your turn...
  • Call Jo at (832) 477-LEAD to order your campus set of “The Fundamental 5: The Formula for Quality Instruction.” Individual copies available on! 
  • Upcoming Conference Presentations: The Fundamental 5 National Summit (Keynote) 
  • Now at the Apple App Store: Fun 5 Timer (Fundamental 5 Delivery Tool); PowerWalks CLC (Networked Formative Observation Tool) 
  • Follow Sean Cain and LYS on  and like Lead Your School on Facebook

No comments:

Post a Comment